The Browns forced a quick three-and-out to start the game and then operated an up-tempo approach offensively. Cleveland had to punt, but pinned the Saints back at the 8 yard line. On first down, OLB Paul Kruger drilled QB Drew Brees for a sack back at the 1 yard line. The Saints punted, and Cleveland marched down the field for a touchdown, ending the drive with a 3 yard touchdown pass from QB Brian Hoyer to WR Miles Austin.
The Browns then forced the Saints to punt for the third straight time in the quarter, getting pretty good field position again. After a dropped third-down, the Browns lined up for a field goal, but the Saints jumped into the neutral zone, giving Cleveland a first down. The Browns still had to eventually settle for a 31-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff, but they're up 10-0 as we head to the second quarter.
Game: New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Local Television: WJW (Channel 8) - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnson, Tony Siragusa
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX